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Tupelo’s Woody’s restaurant featured on “Restaurant: Impossible” again

By GINNA PARSONS / Daily Journal TUPELO • In December 2011, Robert Irvine and his staff from “Restaurant: Impossible” spent two days and $10,000 revamping Woody’s restaurant in Tupelo. Chef Irvine changed the decor, the menu, the layout of the kitchen and the management structure. The episode aired on the Food Network the following March. This past October, Irvine was back ...

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Tupelo Regional Airport boardings reach 10,000 for third consecutive year

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport hit a record with Contour Airlines, with 1,624 in December. For the year, enplanements – the industry term used for passengers who have paid for their ticket – reached 15,753, a 22 percent increase from 2018. That figure doesn’t include charter flights, which would push the total ...

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Tupelo Furniture Market looking to consolidate space

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • With some 2 million square feet of exhibition space, the Tupelo Furniture Market has plenty of room for furniture, bedding, case goods and accessories exhibitors, as well as buyers and retailers to attend the biannual trade show. But in recent years, the number of attendees has shrunk at each market, and the just-completed ...

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Relias Healthcare contracts with NMMC Gilmore-Amory

AMORY – Relias Healthcare is excited to announce that it will be furthering its partnership with North Mississippi Health Services by providing emergency medicine and hospitalist medicine services for NMMC Gilmore-Amory, a Level IV Trauma Center with a 95-bed facility featuring high-tech equipment and providing the latest in diagnostic procedures. Effective Jan. 1, Relias will secure the management and physician ...

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Joining forces: Two longtime Mississippi accounting firms merge

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal With more than 200 years of combined experience, the eight shareholders in Nail McKinney added another experienced hand recently. A Tupelo-based accounting firm, Nail McKinney Professional Association began in June of 1951. Judson L. Vance & Company PA began in 1991, but Vance – who has been an accountant for 40 years – practiced with other ...

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Leake and Goodlett buildings being demolished; BNA Bank buys property

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • The buildings on the historic Leake and Goodlett property downtown in Tupelo are being demolished, making way for what will eventually be an office for BNA Bank. The New Albany-based bank purchased the Main Street property earlier this year for an undisclosed sum, but it has no immediate plans for it. BNA, ...

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Art helps Tupelo celebrate 150 years as a city in 2020

A city in northeast Mississippi is making a bold statement to celebrate its 150th anniversary. An art piece consisting of three big red numbers — 1, 5 and 0 — has been installed at a park near City Hall in downtown Tupelo. Each is 12 feet (3.7 meters) tall. Tupelo was incorporated on July 20, 1870. The city is planning ...

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Flood control district will stop collecting taxes for now

A north Mississippi flood control district will stop collecting property taxes while it seeks to resolve claims that board members illegally paid themselves more than $350,000. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Town Creek Master Water Management District filed an agreement in court last week to temporarily halt tax collections. State Auditor Shad White found in March that district ...

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TVA Announces Oxford and Lafayette County as one of ten communities for Innovation Academy 

   The Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation (EDF) is proud to announce that Oxford and Lafayette County will be one of only 10 communities taking part in the recently launched Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Community Innovation Academy beginning in the spring of 2020. This program is focused on economic development and dedicated to teaching those in the industry how to ...

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Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional continue growth

TUPELO • Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport in November totaled 1,330, the third most since Contour Airlines began service to Nashville in April 2016. For the year, boardings are at 14,129, the most since 2008, when 15,792 passengers boarded. Boardings are increasing for the third consecutive year, following precipitous declines the four previous years Tupelo had two airlines from ...

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